Virtual reality is the creation of a virtual environment presented to our senses in such a way that we experience it as if we were really there. It uses a host of technologies to achieve this goal and is a technically complex feat that has to account for our perception and cognition. Virtual reality means creating immersive, computer-generated environments that are so convincing that users will react the same way they would in real life.
VR training programmes are powerful training tools that both enhance and support existing training programs in safety awareness. This training strategy offers theory - backed up with hand on experiences - with face-to-face learning environments that focus on skill development with this specialised training program. This style of training allows the worker to discover their own knowledge and strengths in safety awareness, practicing potentially hazardous situations in a safe environment.